The vasculitis and lupus clinic specialises in looking after patients with diseases caused by an overactive immune system (autoimmune diseases).
The most common of these diseases, that affect multiple parts of the body, are vasculitis and lupus (also known as SLE). However, the clinic also receives referrals of patients with other rare, autoimmune diseases.
Because vasculitis and lupus can affect multiple parts of the body, the joint care of patients with consultants from other departments is an important aspect of the clinic. Regular links have been established with: ENT Department, Neurology, Opthalmology, Respiratory medicine, Rheutmatology.